Information on Changes to B.C. Disability Allowance
卑诗省残疾福利补助变更信息

 

On September 1st, 2016, the $906 monthly living assistance cheque issued to B.C. residents with disabilities (PWD) will be increased by $77. This however comes with changes to the current Bus Pass system for those receiving PWD benefits.
从2016年九月1日起卑诗省政府将会把给予残疾省民的补助支票从每月906刀提高至983刀。每月补助将会增加77刀。但是,随着补助的增长,针对获得残疾补助的残疾人的公共交通政策也有所改变。

 

For those who use or need a Bus Pass:
针对使用公共交通的人们:

If an individual chooses to keep their bus pass, they will no longer have to pay an $45 yearly but will now be required to pay $52 monthly. Therefore, those with PWD benefits that use or need a bus pass will have a positive benefit of $345 compared to before.
每年45刀的残疾年票被取消,随之而来的是每月52刀的月票。所以,使用公共交通的残疾人的补助提升是每年345刀。

[$77 (increase in PWD benefits) * 12 months] + $45 (elimination of the yearly bus pass fee) - [$52 (addition of the monthly bus pass fee) * 12 months] = $345]
[77刀(补助提高)*12个月+45刀(原残疾年票价格)]-[52刀(新残疾月票价格)*12个月] = 345刀]

 

For those who do not need a Bus Pass:
针对不使用公共交通的人们:

If an individual chooses to opt out of the bus pass, he or she will not need to pay $52 a month. Therefore, those with PWD benefits that do not use public transit will have a positive benefit of $924 yearly compared to before.
如果您有残疾并且选择不使用公共交通,您不需要每月交52刀。所以,获得残疾补助并且不使用公共交通的人每年补助增长将是924刀。

[$77 (increase in PWD benefits) * 12 months] = $924]
[77刀(残疾补助增长)*12月]=924刀]

 

How to use the new transportation allowance system:
如何使用新的公共交通系统:

Let’s make this step by step:
让我们一步步讲解:

For those who currently have a bus pass and would still require a bus pass:
如果您已有车票并且会继续使用车票:

Continue using your previous bus pass; it will no longer have an expiry date.
继续使用您现有车票;您现有车票不会有过期日期。

For those who currently have a bus pass and would no longer need a bus pass:
如果您已有车票但是不会继续使用车票:

Let the ministry know before the 5th of the month, and the payment will arrive in the following month.
请在每月5号前通知相关政府部门。款项(每月52刀)会在下个月到账。

For those who currently do not have a bus pass and require a bus pass:
如果您现在不用车票但是需要车票:

Contact the ministry before the 5th of the relevant month.
在每月5号前联系相关政府部门。

For those who currently do not have a bus pass and do not require a bus pass:
如果您现在不用车票也不需要车牌:

$52* will be added to your monthly payment automatically.
每月52刀将会自动加入您的福利补助。

 

*Those designated as Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) now receive a Transportation Support Allowance in addition to their regular monthly assistance. You can receive the Transportation Support Allowance (TSA) either as a bus pass or as $52 added to your monthly payment. If you wish to use the TSA as a bus pass, you do not have to do anything. The bus pass you hold already will not have an expiry date anymore, and it will be recharged every month. If you wish to use the TSA as a $52 addition to your monthly payment instead, you must let the ministry know before the 5th of the month (contact information is listed below), and the payment will arrive in the following month. You can change your decision about how to use the TSA at any time before the 5th of the month.
政府残疾人(PWD)现每月在正常残疾福利补助上额外获得交通补助(TSA)。您可以通过两种方式获得您的交通补助:残疾月票,或每月52刀。如果您希望通过交通补助获得月票,你不需要做任何事。您的现有月票将不会有过期日期,并且会每月自动充值。如果您希望通过交通补助每月获得52刀,您需要在每月5号前通知相关政府部门(联系方式在下方),随后款项会在下月到账。您可以在每月5号前改变您获得交通补助的方式。

 

Contact the ministry:
政府部门联系方式:

By phone 1-866.866.0800
电话:1-866 866 0800

By email: SDSIBUSPA@gov.bc.ca  
邮箱:SDSIBUSPA@gov.bc.ca

In-person: locate an Access Services office at
部门地址可在这里找到:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/income-assistance/access-services

Detailed information can be found here:
具体信息课在这里找到:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/passenger-travel/buses-taxis-limos/bus-pass/people-with-disabilities